Basketball

Holsinger, Red Devils keep Panthers at bay

EBENSBURG - The Central Cambria boys got rolling early and withstood Penn Cambria's late blows to beat the Panthers, 55-39, on the Red Devils' senior night Friday night in Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 action.Freshman Matt Holsinger paced Central Cambria (12-7, 6-4 LHAC Section ...

Engle scores 28 in Tyrone win

TYRONE - Kasey Engle connected on eight 3-pointers en route to scoring 28 points as Tyrone topped Bald Eagle Area, 59-34, Friday night in high school girls basketball.The Lady Eagles improved to 17-4 overall and 12-1 in the Mountain League.BALD EAGLE AREA (34): Giedroc 3 0-1 7, J. Cingle 3 0-0 ...

Portage girls end with 18-2 record

PORTAGE - The Portage junior high girls basketball team finished its season Friday afternoon at 18-2, thanks to a 46-32 win over Conemaugh Township.The WestPAC champs got 14 points from Hannah Papcun and 11 from Kara Dividock.CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP (32): Nail 10, Roman 10, Hoffman 2, College 8, ...

Tigers’ win streak ends on the road

By Matt BortnerFor the MirrorSTATE COLLEGE - Coming into Friday night's matchup at State College High School, Brad Lear's Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers had not lost in their last five games, all against teams with a winning record.The State College Little Lions would not let that streak continue ...

Altoona pushes No. 5 Panthers in setback

Another night, another moral victory for the Altoona girls basketball team.The Lady Lions forced two Central Dauphin East players, including 6-foot-1 Brittany Robinson, to foul out early and trailed by just six points with 3:19 to play but ran out of time in a 51-44 loss to the state-ranked ...

Leamer leads Lady Devils to rout of Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG - Kelly Leamer scored 23 points to help lead Bellwood-Antis past Williamsburg, 79-41, in high school girls basketball Thursday.Karson Swogger added 16 points and Ana Hollen 15 for the Lady Blue Devils. Madison Detwiler led Williamsburg with 21 points.BELLWOOD-ANTIS (79): Swogger 7 ...

Tyrone outlasts Central Mountain

MILL HALL - Tyrone outscored Central Mountain, 17-6, in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind 50-43 victory Thursday night in high school boys basketball.Nathaniel Soellner led the winners with 24 points, including a 10-for-10 showing from the foul line. He was 8-for-8 from the line in the ...

Corl shines for Altoona

By Jim LaneFor the MirrorBobby Corl admits he does better coming off the bench."I get nervous when I start," Corl said. "If the team is down, I can give them a boost when I come in."Corl provided the Altoona Mountain Lions with a big boost Thursday night when he threw in the deciding basket ...

Mustangs get to avenge early loss

DAVIDSVILLE - The WestPAC North division lead was on the line Thursday night as Portage traveled to Conemaugh Township, but the Mustangs held off a furious challenge by the Indians, prevailing, 51-41."Conemaugh Township has been the standard for our section for the last couple years," Mustangs ...

Tussey takes first key matchup

SAXTON - There was no shortage of emotions Thursday night from the Tussey Mountain and Everett girls basketball teams in their Inter-County Conference South Division and Sideling Hill League matchup.In the first of two head-to-head meetings this week - which may decided both championships - it ...

Lady Marauders knock off FH again

SIDMAN - Forest Hills, which came into its game against Bishop Guilfoyle carrying a 14-1 record (10-1 LHAC-1), got all it could handle from the Lady Marauders, and then some.Having been beaten by Guilfoyle in their first matchup earlier in the year, which had been its only loss of the season, ...

Late run in fourth quarter not enough for BG

By Jon FleckFor the MirrorAfter falling behind 8-2 early against Bishop McCort, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic gained some momentum with a 14-2 run throughout the rest of the first quarter and deep into the second.That momentum didn't carry over into the second half, however. The Crushers quickly ...

Carroll has less stress in victory

By Rick WeaverFor the MirrorPATTON - No drama. No problem.One night after a 43-41 victory over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, Bishop Carroll breezed to a 72-54 win over Cambria Heights in a Laurel Highlands Conference game Thursday night at Cambria Heights High School.The victory pulled the Huskies ...

Stein, Ottway spark Tigers over rival Lions

Gavin Stein and Casey Ottaway scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, to lead Hollidaysburg to a 47-38 win over Altoona Maroon in junior high boys basketball on Thursday at the AAJHS Fieldhouse.Maroon's Michael Scharf led all scorers with 18 points.HOLLIDAYSBURG (47): Day 3, Corey 6, Stein 14, ...

Golden Tigers roll through Bald Eagle Area

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg boys basketball team wasted no time putting away Bald Eagle Area Wednesday night.Powered by a 50-point first half, the Golden Tigers routed the Bald Eagles, 89-50, at the Hollidaysburg Area High School Gymnasium.The Tigers scored 30 of those points in the first ...

Carroll gets by Guilfoyle

EBENSBURG - The first time Bishop Carroll faced Bishop Guilfoyle this season, the Huskies had no trouble taking down Guilfoyle, beating the Marauders by 21 points. This time, however, Guilfoyle was determined not to let that happen again."They're a total different team and I knew they were ...

Bryja’s career-high 40 leads Portage to rout

PORTAGE - Michael Bryja scored a career-high 40 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Portage to a 74-22 romp over H.O.P.E. For Hyndman in high school boys basketball Wednesday.Jake Swank scored 11 points for Portage.H.O.P.E. FOR HYNDMAN (22): Hiquet 1 5-6 7, Gross 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, ...

Johnston lifts Dragons over P-O

PHILIPSBURG - Hannah Johnston scored two of her 14 points with 9 seconds left to give Central the lead for good in a 58-57 win over Philipsburg-Osceola in high school girls basketball Wednesday.Central's McKaela McGraw scored 26 points. P-O's Abby Showers scored 24 points, while Cheyanne Cowfer ...

Lady Blue Devils continue to pile up victories

By Jim LaneFor the MirrorBELLWOOD - Everyone knows about Bellwood-Antis High School's outstanding guards. Karson Swogger, Ana Hollen and Kelly Leamer are the Lady Blue Devils' leading scorers night in and night out.However, B-A's inside players, particularly Selena Damiano, make their share of ...

Bellwood boys continue to sizzle

BELLWOOD - The Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team has been cruising of late, particularly since the new year has arrived.The Blue Devils continued their upward trend on Tuesday as they held off Mount Union, 60-49, to grab control of the ICC North division at Bellwood-Antis High School.The win ...